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Oct

Posted by on October 30th, 2018 •  0 Comments  • 

In 2003 when an aspiring young man by the name of Alex Lamblin decided to start his own business as an electrician, it was simply – one man, one van, one set of tools. Today Alex is the Director of this business, Prolux Electrical Contractors, leading the company as electrical experts in commercial and industrial building maintenance solutions throughout Melbourne and growing... The main reason I started my own business was to fill a void or should I say stigma attached to tradesmen being ...
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Aug

Posted by on August 15th, 2018 •  0 Comments  • 

September 2020 marks the cut-off date for the nationwide ban on halogen light bulbs. The halogen ban was announced in February 2018 at the COAG Energy Council meeting. Ministers met to discuss their top priority – ensuring the security, reliability, affordability and sustainability of the electricity market whilst working towards a lower emissions future. Many consumers have already made the change and prefer LED products. Good quality LED lamps can last up to 15 times longer than halogen...
Just as with any other lighting concept, lighting for an office fit-out or commercial building needs to be fit for purpose, energy efficient and cost effective. Lighting installation must fit in with the style of the building’s design and provide optimal light dependent on the visual tasks that are to be undertaken; this requires a balance of indirect and direct light sources and between daylight and artificial light. In the workplace, it’s safe to say that we want to stimulate produ...
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Nov

Posted by on November 10th, 2017 •  0 Comments  • 

As a Facility Manager you’d be aware of the importance of using compliant electrical accessories and undertaking electrical testing to Australian Standards, but have you given much thought to the regulations surrounding Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) running throughout the commercial buildings you manage? NHP has and as a result they’ve released a compliant EMC Isolator for use with Variable Speed Drives (VSD’s) which successfully addresses EMC concerns. Firstly let’s take a look...
Building Owners and Facility Managers need to be careful of sales companies offering LED upgrades for free. These ‘pop-up’ companies are cashing in on the Government’s incentives and offering substandard products that can’t last the distance. This can pose huge complications down the track when Building Owners are stuck with products that are failing and these pop-up companies are nowhere to be found. The cost to rectify the work without any government incentive can be very expensive. Te...
What is an Embedded Network? Put simply, an embedded network is a supply arrangement where a site owner or manager purchases electricity for an entire site and on-sells it to each tenant. An embedded network is a network established to effectively read and charge electricity to individual tenants (within a body of tenants) for the amount in which they've each consumed. These networks facilitate the energy on-selling process, whereby energy is purchased at a discount at the parent meter ...
In building maintenance, seeking regular routine electrical inspections for industrial or commercial switchboards is of high importance. Thermal imaging or thermographic scanning by an electrician is recommended every six months, and having existing switchboards fitted with retrofit air circuit breakers (ACBs) is now also proving to be an invaluable process for building owners and facility managers. Air circuit breakers are commonly used in low voltage switchboards and due to their typi...